"Zebra Stripes" published by Dr. Tim Caro

Posted: 12.15.2016

"Zebra Stripes," by Professor Tim Caro, is the first scientific book to examine all the reasons that have been put forward to why zebras have stripes. In the field Caro used observations, experiments (including wearing striped suits, and life-size zebra models) and comparisons with horses and asses to determine why stripes have evolved. The only hypothesis that stands up to scrutiny is that stripes effectively deter biting flies, such as horseflies and tsetse flies.

See the following for more information about Dr. Caro's new book and research:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-zebra-stripes-tim-caro-university-of-chicago-pressĀ 

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/wildlife-biologist-earns-his-zebra-stripes-new-book